Right Click Capital has released its Internet DealBook report on the annual global investment activities in 2012, happening from 1st January to 31st December. Within the year, over US$80 billion worth of investment and acquisition activities were tracked globally through 4150 deals from public sources.
Taking a look at the Asia Pacfic region, total tracked investments amount dropped from US$4.14 billion to US$3.14 billion. However the number of investments made in the region from from 128 in 2011 to 265 , up 107 percent. Acquisitions in Asia Pacific grew from 102 to 159 with 2012 seeing a total disclosed acquisition value of US$5.99 billion over 2011’s US$1.67 billion, more than two-and-a-half times increase. The average deal value for acquisition in 2012 almost tripled compared to the year before with an increase from US$70 million per acquisition to US$200 million.
Interestingly enough, Singapore was pushed out from the Top 10 countries list in terms of deals by countries such as New Zealand, which made a jump into the top position in 2012 alone. The boost for New Zealand was helped by some significant deals such as the US$350 million exit of Wildfire to Google and Vodafone’s almost US$670 million acquisition of TelstraClear. Hong Kong also had a strong year in the merger and acquisitions space with CVC Capital Partners putting over US$640 million for its City Telecom acquisition and Equinix buying over Asia Tone for over US$230 million. The Pearl of the Orient also saw some significant investment deals such as mobile gaming company, Frenzoo’s, US$1 million investment from Consortium and software and services company QVIVO also raising a US$1 million funding round from SingTel Innov8. View the full report and compare it to the 2011 report.
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